The nominees for the 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards have been announced with the help of RuPaul's Drag Race stars Salina Estitties and Sasha Colby.
The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for their fair and accurate representations of the LGBTQ community and issues. Since its inception, the GLAAD Media Awards have been one of the most visible annual LGBTQ awards shows in the world. It sends powerful messages of acceptance to audiences globally.
With more nominees than ever before, GLAAD announced 295 nominees across 33 categories. Two new categories were added this year including Outstanding Podcast and Outstanding Live TV Journalism - Segment or Special. Some additional changes that were made were that the Outstanding Reality Program category was split to nominate both reality competition series and non-competition series independently and The Outstanding Kids & Family Programming category was also split to nominate animated and live action programs independently. This year also includes ten nominees in the Outstanding Film - Wide Release category for the first time.
Streaming services saw a total of 70 nominees, 54 nominations for cable, and broadcast networks received 30. With 21 nominations, Netflix earned more nominations than any other network. ABC had the second most with 12 nominees, then HBO MAX with 10, and Hulu received 8. In the Spanish-language categories, TelevisaUnivision and Univision.com both received 8 nominations, and Telemundo and Telemundo.com received 3.
The 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees were published, released, or broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2022. The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies, which fund GLAAD's work to accelerate LGBTQ acceptance, will be held in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday, March 30, 2023, and in New York City at the Hilton Midtown on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
Honoring LGBTQ stories feels more important than ever this year. “With violence, harmful legislation, false rhetoric and other attacks on the LGBTQ community continuing to escalate, it’s more crucial than ever that our community remains visible and included in the stories that the world sees in film, television, music, journalism, and other forms of media. This year we have more nominees than ever before to represent immensely impactful projects that entertain, educate, and grow acceptance of LGBTQ people. From new stories that debunk lies about transgender youth to kids and family programming which allows all families to be represented, this year’s nominated media images are beloved by audiences and are creating real change,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.
For a full list of nominees visit GLAAD here